Our latest nominee for the Heavy Metal Irony Award:
Brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of
His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of
the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the
heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the
breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the
preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of
faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God…
Fr. Jerome is an Orthodox priest and Navy Chaplain who serves the troops in Iraq. Incoming mortars during Proskomedia (the service of preparation for Divine Liturgy) mandated that Fr. Jerome wear protective clothing.
Ahh, savor the irony.